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Grateful Dead Live at Rainbow Theater on 1981-10-03




Set 1

Alabama Getaway-> Promised Land, Peggy-O, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Tennessee Jed-> Little Red Rooster, Bird Song, Looks Like Rain-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider

Set 2

Feel Like A Stranger-> Franklin's Tower, Estimated Prophet-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Not Fade Away-> Morning Dew-> Around & Around-> One More Saturday Night, E: Brokedown Palace


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date October 3, 1981
Venue Rainbow Theater
Location London, England

Source SBD -> Cassette Master -> Dat
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> Samplitude Professional v10.22 -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Notes

Notes:
-- This source is an upgrade (Complete and NO digital noise reduction)
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction

Reviews

Reviewer: chris phillips - - May 19, 2014
Subject: 1981
Brokedown is very pleasant. It was a good thing they went back there then.
Reviewer: CrazyWomble - - August 5, 2012
Subject: Thanks Charlie Miller
Agree with Claire about English Deadheads - we only had a few chances to attend a Dead party and this was about the best since May 72. A fantastic night transferred beautifully by Charlie Miller with lovely lively sound. The magic descended and brought everyone in the Rainbow together as though we were all old friends.
Reviewer: cosmicclaire - - April 15, 2011
Subject: Last Time I saw The Dead
This was my ninth and last show, the third of the 1981 Rainbow performances. Definitely the best one I saw that year, blew my head off!

The first set warmed us up nicely for what was to come. I recall Bobby's Rooster as a highlight, powerful, sexual in its intensity.

The second set was a mind bender, lifted off when we reached Franklin and didn't set us back down for over another hour. The Rhythm Devils section was awesome, Mickey stalking the stage with his giant bodhran drum, menacing...

I'm giving some attention to this and the other recording before I can comment on the SQ, but without turning my volume up so that I upset my neighbours, this is sounding pretty good. Yeah of course the digitally remastered official release will be better, but hey, this is a free stream! Nice:-)

If you are an English Deadhead and didn't get to see that many shows, this setlist was a dream come true.
Reviewer: DooDahDan - - January 10, 2011
Subject: Fairly Average
Other than the interesting transition from Space to NFA, I did not find much here that stands out. The mix is a bit weird (no fault of CM's) and for the most part, the playing is standard fare. I don't see how this show gets a 5 star.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - - January 6, 2010
Subject: four stars at least
Set 2 mix is vocal heavy but ain't bad and is chock full of jams.
Reviewer: laptap3r - - December 16, 2009
Subject: Hoping for an AUD
I haven't listened all the way through to this show yet, but I'm desperately hoping for a good audience or matrix source. With all due respect to Charlie, he has to work with what he's got. This mix is why some folks steer clear from boards entirely. Hopefully someday an AUD will surface that will demonstrate to the skeptic exactly what I'm talking about.

Five stars for Charlie's efforts, one star for the mix, four stars for the recording quality for an average of three stars.
Reviewer: RobertTKeeley - - December 15, 2009
Subject: Made my day!
Hey, this is just a great show! At first the sound seemed a little strange to my ears and was thinking could this be the ONLY CM offering that I don't like?!?!?! No, it was briefly something else, heaven knows (maybe a tad sterile, no 'verb, depth nor audience vibe, early digital stuff???), but it sounds great, Charlie Miller made magic once again!!! The playing is great. I even like it when they get carried away (maybe Franklin's Tower) and the speed goes crazy! The set list is a dream one if you ask me, I'm not a big 80's fan, I like the older stuff of course...but if I had the chance to see this show, I'd have been on the bus fo sho!
Folks, listen to the whole show!
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